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Two arrested attempting to smuggle drugs into jail

Last Modified: Friday, October 05, 2012 1:49 PM

LIVINGSTON (AP) — Deputies hiding in a wooded area near the Livingston Parish Detention Center intercepted thousands of dollars worth of drugs bound for the jail.

A spokeswoman for the sheriff's office said deputies arrested two people.

Lori Steele told The Advocat officers, who had information about a plan to smuggle drugs into the jail, lay in wait for a few hours Wednesday until a man walked onto Detention Center property outside the jail's outer-perimeter fence.

Steele says the man carrying the drugs made his way through a wooded area after being dropped off by a woman.

She says the woman was arrested when she returned to pick the man up.

Deputies booked 34-year-old Kennie Wascom II and 29-year-old Kimberly Blount on drug charges.

It was unclear whether the suspects have attorneys.

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